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chloramines as disinfectants

Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Thu May 2 04:34:47 EST 2002


On Wed, 1 May 2002, Philip wrote:

> u are right. u will need a much longer contact time to achieve the same
> bacteria kill. i can't give a figure off hand, but i guess it will be in the
> order of 100 times that of chlorine.
>
> try some references from water supply/ environmental engineering. u might
> have better luck posting to the civil or chemical engr newgp.

. . . is this because the chlorine exists partly as ammonium chloride and
in that form is less good at killing?  Does the original poster actually
have a pathogen problem?  Can he do some small scale testing?  Regards,
Mike.




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